Dashboard camera video has been released in response to allegations of sexual misconduct by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper during a traffic stop last year.
Patricia Wilson claims in a $100,000 lawsuit that Trooper Isaiah Lloyd sexually harassed and touched her inappropriately during two traffic stops that occurred on the same day. One was for a seatbelt violation.
In the video, Wilson can be seen leaning over the hood of Lloyd’s vehicle while he patted her down, supposedly checking for weapons or drugs.
Colonel Tracy Trott with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said, “after careful consideration and review, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Command Staff has advised me that Trooper Isaiah Lloyd conducted this traffic stop in a professional manner in an effort to protect the motoring public, according to WKRN.
The District Attorney released a statement that though Lloyd’s actions were inconsistent with his training, they didn’t rise to the level of any criminal charges against him.
The full statement is below:
The Office of the 8th Judicial District Attorney General has reviewed the actions of Trooper Isaiah Lloyd toward Patricia Wilson occurring on August 16, 2017. Our review of this matter revealed that Trooper Lloyd’s actions were inconsistent with his training and Tennessee Department of Safety General Orders. However, we do not believe that Trooper Lloyd’s actions during his encounters with Ms. Wilson in Campbell County on August 16, 2017 form the basis for any criminal charge against him.
Our review of this matter has been forwarded to Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security David Purkey, along with a request that the findings of our review be reviewed with Trooper Lloyd to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The pending seat belt violation against Ms. Wilson has been dismissed by the District Attorney General’s Office.